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GOODE Skis at 25: Unrivaled performance, past and present

GOODE revolutionized the sport of water skiing when it introduced the first-ever carbon-fiber water ski 25 years ago in 1994. In the years since, it’s continued dedication to innovation and performance has resulted in unmatched successes.

Consider just a few of GOODE’s accomplishments over the years:

  • 13 world records, including holding at least one continuously since 1996
  • First ski to run 41 off (men) and 39-1/2 off (Women)
  • More U.S. National slalom titles than any other company, including more than 55% of titles since 2012
  • More Big Dawg Championships than all other brands combined

And that doesn’t even take into consideration the countless personal bests and new line lengths that have been achieved by thousands of loyal GOODE customers over the years.

That record-breaking DNA continues to push the sport forward today as the GOODE lineup features four high-performance slalom skis: the RéVolution, XTR, 9970 and FUTURE.

RéVolution

The RéVolution delivers improved performance through breakthroughs in construction design, new carbon fibers and an advanced resin system. The result is a ski that provides a quicker, more progressive rebound, is more durable and weighs a quarter pound less than any other GOODE to date. Greg Badal, Martin Kolman, Dave Miller, Chad Scott and Chet Raley have all had success on the RéVolution.

XTR

The XTR combines the world record-breaking DNA of the Nano 1XT with a trailblazing new rocker profile to create the highest performing ski in the GOODE lineup – and an instant classic. The XTR is a flatter, faster ski, but its most innovative feature is the Continuous Rocker that begins farther back and continues toward the tail more aggressively than previous GOODEs. The new rocker elongates the ski’s sweet spot and provides the advantages of a flatter ski – namely cross-course speed and stability – while cranking out stable, eminently repeatable turns. Regina Jaquess just used the XTR to win her 7th Masters slalom title.

9970

The 9970 is the best-ever version of the legendary 9000 series that permanently etched the likes of Regina Jaquess, Jeff Rodgers, Kristi Overton-Johnson, Karina Nowlan, and Chris Parrish in the world record books. Designed with the 36 m.p.h. skier in mind but highly capable at all speeds, the 9970 capitalizes on a new construction method and newly sourced advanced carbon materials to weigh in at a mere 2.5 pounds on a 67-inch model.  Additional areas of design focus included a new rocker profile and a larger flat spot. The 9970 is ridden by some of the best pro skies in the world, including Adam Sedlmajer, Daniel Odvarko and Dane Mechler.

The FUTURE

GOODE’s first-ever ski designed exclusively for young up-and-coming buoy slayers, The FUTURE features all the pure carbon-fiber construction and world-record DNA you’ve come to expect in a GOODE, but with kid-friendly graphics, a more forgiving flex pattern and a great price.

Where to Try and Buy a GOODE

So you’ve decided you are ready to take your skiing to the next level with a new GOODE. What now?

There are three ways to try and buy your next GOODE:

  • Order your ski directly from GOODE HQ (either online or by calling 1-888-GO-GOODE) and take advantage of our two-week demo period.  Try your new ski (and/or PowerShell bindings) at your home site, behind your favorite driver and boat to really see how the ski performs.
  • Visit one of our partnering ski schools, such as Chet Raley’s Palm Beach Training Center, Thomas Degasperi’s Ski School, Swiss Ski School, or the Pickos Ski School.
  • Connect with one of our retail (Miami Nautique, Tommy’s, Barts) or independent dealers (Greg Badal, Chad Scott, Dave Miller, etc.).

Find the contact info for all above at the GOODE Dealer Locator.

Regina claims 7th career Masters Women’s slalom title

Regina Jaquess is back atop the Master Women’s podium, winning her 7th career Masters slalom title Sunday at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

The fourth seed heading into the finals, Regina scored 3.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off – the highest Women’s score of the weekend – to put the pressure on the rest of the finals field. The score ultimately held up as Whitney McClintock finished second (3@39), Manon Costard third (1.5@39) and Jaimee Bull fourth (2.5@38).

Regina complimented her slalom victory with a second-place finish (54.4) in jumping, behind champion Jacinta Carroll (56 meters).

In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi, still injured from a car crash two weeks ago that severely limited his training, managed a podium finish, placing third (3@39) behind Freddie Winter (2.5@41) and Stephen Neveu (2@41).

In Men’s tricks, Martin Kolman took third with 9,270 points, behind Pato Font and Adam Pickos, who scored 11,330 and 11,320 points, respectively.

For full results, click here.

Ty Vaio named GOODE Technical Engineer

GOODE Skis is pleased to announce that it has hired three-eventer Ty Vaio as it’s new technical engineer.

“I’m super excited to be working at GOODE,” said Ty, a long-time member of Bell Acqua in Rio Linda, Calif. “I am looking forward to being with a company that is on the cutting edge of its industry.”

Ty interned with GOODE for the past three summers and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – where he was a member of the water ski team – with a degree in industrial engineering.

“Ty has contributed greatly over the last three summers and his education in technical engineering is going to be a big asset for our company,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “I look forward to what is ahead with Ty being a part of the team here at our Ogden factory.”

Summer Kick Off Sale!

 

 

GOODE Skis is celebrating Memorial Day weekend and the kick off of summer with two great deals designed to get you more buoys for less this season:

Act quickly because once the goodedealz inventory is gone, recent record-breakers like the Rev 6 and Nano One XT, as well as classics like the 9900 and 9500, are gone, forever.

Offers expire May 31, 2019 and cannot be combined. Quantities limited.

Team GOODE skiers seek titles at this weekend’s Masters

After a rare second-place finish at last year’s event, Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess will be looking for her 8th career Masters slalom title as the 60th Masters takes place this weekend in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Last year in the semi finals Regina became the first female to run 39-1/2 feet off at the Masters, only to finish second to Manon Costard in a final-round run off. Team GOODE skier and perennial podium threat Karen Truelove will be gunning for her second career Masters title.

On the Men’s side, Thomas Degasperi will be looking to build on his Moomba Masters win earlier this year and add his 2nd career Masters title. He will be joined in the Men’s field by fellow Team GOODE skier Adam Sedlmajer.

GOODE’s Martin Kolman is among the favorites in the Men’s tricks event and Ali Garcia (slalom) competed in her first ever Junior Masters earlier today.

For more event information, including schedule and online broadcast, visit masterswaterski.com.

Regina claims fifth straight Swiss Pro Slalom title

It took her two tie breaks in the final round but Regina took care of business, topping the field at Sunday’s Swiss Pro Slalom to win the event for the fifth-consecutive year.

Regina scored 2 buoys at 41-feet off in the second and final tiebreak to win the title and top second-place finisher Whitney McClintock-Rini. Regina’s final tiebreak score was the highest female slalom score of the event and only the second full pass at 39-1/2 off on the day (she scored the other one in the second round).

The Men’s field was missing Team GOODE skier Thomas Degasperi who was involved in a traffic accident the night before. Thomas reported on social media that he was “good … just feel like Tyson came back to the ring and had a go at me.”

Will Asher took first with 4 at 41 off, while Freddie Winter and Sacha Descuns took second and third with 3.25 and 2.5 at 41 off, respectively.

GOODE’s Dane Mechler had a great showing, placing fifth while running into 41 off all three rounds, and Adam Sedlmajer advanced to the finals to finish 7th.

For complete results, click here, and to view the full online broadcast visit www.swissproslalom.com.

GOODE was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Swiss Pro Slalom.

Regina goes for 5 straight at this weekend’s Swiss Pro Slalom

The early-season pro tournament schedule continues this weekend as the Swiss Waterski Resort hosts the Swiss Pro Slalom Sunday in Clermont, Fla.

Regina Jaquess will be attempting to accomplish something that even she hasn’t done before; win a pro event for the fifth-straight year. Last year she topped a stacked field by nearly a full pass while running 39-1/2 off all three rounds. She was the only Women’s competitor to do it even once.

On the Men’s side, Thomas Degasperi will be looking to continue his hot start to the 2019 season, coming off a win at the Moomba Masters and a second-place finish at the Travers Grand Prix. Thomas tied Freddie Winter in the final round, but was edged by Freddie in a run off for the title.

Other Team GOODE skiers expected to compete this weekend are Dane Mechler, Adam Sedlmajer, Alice Bagnoli and Taylor Garcia.

The event begins Sunday at 8am eastern with a live online broadcast. For more info, including running orders and schedule, visit swissproslalom.com.

GOODE Skis is a proud sponsor of the Swiss Pro Slalom.

Q&A: World Tricks No. 1 and GOODE Team Coordinator Martin Kolman

Martin Kolman is the No. 2 and No.1 ranked Men’s Overall and Tricks skier in the world, respectively, and is on a hot streak having won consecutive Tricks titles at Moomba and last weekend’s Reunion Island Masters.

But when he isn’t training exhaustingly in all three events, this Prague, Czech Republic, native is working at GOODE headquarters in Ogden, Utah, as the pro team coordinator and ski tester.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Martin and ask him about how he got started, what excites him about working at GOODE and how he is prepping for a Worlds year.

GOODE: How did you get your start in the sport and what was it like to grow up training in the Czech Republic?

Martin: My father put me on skis when I was 2 years old and I have skied ever since. Skiing at home was pretty good from about mid-May until the end of September. But that’s not enough time on the water to get to the top level so we skied earlier and later every season. It ended up being pretty hard core where I would be skiing in a river full of icebergs when I could not leave to go somewhere warmer because of school. When I could leave I would go to the Cory Pickos Ski School to start my season in early February.

GOODE: When and how did you come to the United States?

Martin: In the fall of 2012 I joined the University of Louisiana at Monroe water ski team and came over to the USA to combine my studies and skiing.

GOODE: You’ve been working for GOODE for about a year now. What drew you to work here?

Martin: I think to get to the top you need the time on the water and great coaches but without getting the best equipment for yourself you still might not make it. Learning and understanding what all goes into a ski and being able to implement all of my ideas and feelings from skiing into making the best ski is crucial for my success. Working with GOODE gives me the last piece of that puzzle.

GOODE: What is your overriding philosophy about ski design and performance?

Martin: There are always tradeoffs to each design and you have to choose what are your priorities for the design. Mine are stability, cross-course speed and lightness.

GOODE: How are you able to fit in training for all three events?

Martin: It has been a transition period to adjust to my life’s new rhythm but I just try to stay consistent and do as much as possible with the opportunity for training that day. If I don’t get to ski I’ll go for a hike, bike ride or to the gym. Of course there is no training that you can do that replicates time on the water.

GOODE: You just had a huge win in tricks at Moomba. What was that experience like?

Martin: It was an awesome experience skiing again on the Yarra River in downtown Melbourne. Since I started working at GOODE I’ve wanted to win a tournament on a ski I made and the feeling was just amazing.

GOODE: You are one of the favorites in overall at this year’s World Championships. How are you approaching this year upcoming Worlds year?

Martin: I am trying to be as ready as I can as a skier and having my equipment as dialed in as possible. Being able to make my own skis for the Worlds adds another level of confidence to my skiing.

Where to try and buy a GOODE

So you’ve decided you are ready to take your skiing to the next level with a new GOODE. What now?

There are three ways to try and buy your next GOODE:

  • Order your ski directly from GOODE HQ (either online or by calling 1-888-GO-GOODE) and take advantage of our two-week demo period. Try your new ski (and/or PowerShell bindings) at your home site, behind your favorite driver and boat to really see how the ski performs.
  • Visit one of our partnering ski schools, such as Chet Raley’s Palm Beach Training Center, Thomas Degasperi’s Ski School, Swiss Ski School, or the Pickos Ski School.
  • Connect with one of our retail (Miami Nautique, Tommy’s, Barts) or independent dealers (Greg Badal, Chad Scott, Dave Miller, etc.).

Find the contact info for all above at the GOODE Dealer Locator.